One of many ways you can lower your energy bills and stay environmentally friendly at the same time are using a home wind turbine. Other than helping to cut your energy bills and providing you with pollution free energy, you might be also getting a tax-break for investing in ecological solutions as well.
Before you make up your mind about installing a generator, there is some research you will need to do in order to decide whether it is the best option for your renewable energy needs.
You might probably wonder how to build a wind turbine at home. You should first of all have a plan prepared with you. There are many scores of plans available these days over the Internet. You can always select some of them and suitably modify them incorporating some of your ideas.
You’ll also need to know whether using wind energy is the best choice for your location. Depending on which country you live in, look for your governments department of energy and see what kind of information you can learn about your location. If you are in the United States, take a look at the US Department of Energy’s Wind Map and check whether you are living in a good place to use wind energy.
If that is the case, do not give up, there are likely other types of renewable energy that may be better suited to your location.
Even if you live in a very windy place, you will need to prepare yourself with another energy source that is not environmentally dependent like solar energy.
Wind comes and goes, just like sunny days and cloudy days, and there is nothing we can do about it! With the new renewable energy technologies available now, if your wind turbine is not hooked up to your local electric grid, then unused electricity can be saved in a battery for use when the wind is gone.
If you are connected to your local electric grid, then you will be able to use the electrical power when the wind is not blowing, and you can get credits for excess power that is generated on windy days when the wind produces more energy than you need.
Wind technology is not just for big farm owners. Depending on your local zoning laws, you may be able to build your own wind turbine on the top of your house. It’s like a large fan on the roof! You need to live in an area with an average wind speed of no less than 5 meters per second for the device to be effective, and your building needs to be rather exposed, rather than blocked by or connected to other structures.
Once you set up a wind turbine make sure you use it the most efficient way possible. For example, you can do your laundry on windy days and charge the batteries whenever it’s possible.
Getting a wind powered generator might appear pricey, but you will eventually recoup your investment from the energy savings you enjoy. If the cost is the only thing that is keeping you away from trying wind power, look around for government grants.Tags: wind turbines, energy controllers